Community Support Worker- Cork City (scw Or Hca), Cork

Ireland, Cork, Cork
Last update 2024-07-24
Expires 2024-08-24
ID #2216781610
20 €
Community Support Worker- Cork City (scw Or Hca), Cork
Ireland, Cork, Cork,
Modified July 1, 2024


Purpose of Role: The purpose of a Community Support Worker is supporting Individuals with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities integrate in the Local Community.

Ensuring the Individual has the opportunity to participate in the local community in line with their Care Plans and Goals.

Activities will include Nature Walks, Swimming, Cinema, Gym and going for Coffee.

This role is a great opportunity to ensure Individuals reach their full potential in a meaningful and safe environment.  The Company: Barrog Healthcare is a family run organisation based in Dublin with services nationwide providing residential care and day packages nationwide to enable people who need support across the areas of mental health, disability, aftercare, transitional and mainstream social care.

We pride ourselves on working to support and champion both our service user's and staff and welcome applications from any person that feels they would be a good fit within our organisation.

The right candidate for this role will strive to enhance the lives of the individuals by promoting their community inclusion and equal citizenship.

Salary:  Support Workers -  €14.00 to €17.38 drivers., Social Care Workers- €15.00 to €19.86 it is expected that new entrants will start on the lowest entry point to the scale for the role.

Job Type: Full time / Part Time, Permanent Shifts Available : Day Time Working Hours : A mixture of working hours are available and can be agreed at job offer stage.

Reporting Relationship: This post will report to the Disability Manager Job Title: Social Care Worker or Support Worker Probation: 6 months Vetting: All applicants will be subject to reference checks, Garda Vetting and a request to provide security clearance from any country in which they resided for more than 6 months after their 16th birthday.

  Benefits:            Flexibility on working hours            Competitive starting salary            Sunday overtime rate            Access to Cycle to Work Scheme and tax-free bus/Luas/rail/coach tickets            Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)            Promotion and development opportunities            Support for further education and training            Uniform provided            Pension scheme (PRSA)            Refer a friend bonus            Discounted driving lessons   Essential Criteria:           Permission to work in Ireland.

          Full clean driver's licence (B category)           Candidates must have a relevant qualification.

Support Workers require a  QQI Level 5 qualification  in Health or Social Care or equivalent.

Social Care Workers require at least a  QQI level 7 qualification  in Social Care or related field   The following will be seen as an advantage:          One year of experience in a  Healthcare or Social Care  setting.

         Experience/knowledge of report writing and client support plans.

Candidate Skills / Experience           The ability to support the client group in a respectful way, always with the client's goals and needs at the centre of every task.

          An understanding of how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour.

          Strong communication & interpersonal skills           Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team           Comfortable working with essential information technology and providing reports Main Duties/ Responsibilities:           Support service users with an intellectual / physical disability, autism.

          Practice safe driving habits           Maintain company vehicles in good working order with attention to hygiene and presentation.

          Alert support team when any item or service is needed for the vehicle           Ensure service users are supported to make sense of their environment, learn new skills and maximise their independence.

          Assist individuals with their daily living activities.

          Support individuals to live a meaningful life, with a priority focus on equal citizenship.

          Facilitate everyone supported by the services to actively participate and integrate into the community.

          Act as an advocate for clients / residents           Actively promote the participation of clients / residents in the formulation and execution of their care/placement plan.

          Accompany service users to appointments and other events as required           Assist service user's that have reduced mobility.

          Undertake duties as may be assigned by your direct manager/team leader to support the care of service users.

          Manage challenging behaviours, using a positive behaviour support plan.

          Provide reports on client activities to management           Attend staff meetings and contribute constructively to the ongoing progression/implementation of the care plan.

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Hourly
Occupation: Community support worker- cork city (scw or hca)

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